Day 19 of the 31 Days of Candy is here! Our candy today is one of my favorite childhood candies, licorice. When I was a kid I loved the bright red color of licorice and the cherry flavor of those yummy gummy tubes. Sounds weird when I describe it like that, haha. Another reason why I think I always liked it was because it was one candy that I could have since it wasn’t made in a place with peanuts. I always wanted to get it when I went to the movies, or would get excited when places would have big tubs of them.
The real question though is whether you’re a Red Vines or a Twizzlers fan? I’m a Red Vines fan myself! I like the flavor and texture of them better than Twizzlers, which I always found too plastic. Some people are Twizzlers die hards though, so I think with licorice it’s really just up to what you like and enjoy. Other people really hate licorice though and there’s no convincing them otherwise. It seems to be quite a controversial candy!
The pattern for the licorice is made of single crocheting in the round, and crocheting in the back loops only of tube part of the licorice to create the textured edge of the candy. You do the same thing for most of the rounds, so this pattern is simple and fast. I used Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in Rose Red, to capture the deep red of the licorice color. I also think that Lion Brand 24/7 cotton in Red would be a great alternative if you can’t get ahold of any Paintbox Yarns. Let’s get started!
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- Paintbox yarns Simple DK in Rose Red color 113 or Lion Brand 24/7 cotton in Red
- 4.00 mm crochet hook
- Black, red, and pink felt
- Black and pink embroidery floss
- embroidery needle
- yarn needle
- stitch marker
- st = stitch
- sc = single crochet (UK Double Crochet)
- dec = decrease
- blo = back loops only
- The licorice is crocheted in continuous rounds with no joining. Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.
- Pattern uses US crochet terminology, but the UK terminology conversion is listed in the stitches used list above
- Face is made of felt pieces that are cut out and sewn on to the crocheted piece. Download my Felt Pieces for Plushies PDF Printout for the face pieces you’ll cut out of felt. Cut out two eyes from black felt, one mouth from pink felt, and a tongue from red felt. If you don’t know how to sew on felt pieces, see my Youtube video below that shows how to do it.
Rnd 1: sc 5 in magic circle (5)
Rnd 2: sc 2 each sc around (10)
Rnd 3-16 (in blo): sc 10 (10)
Stuff Licorice. You can either stuff as you crochet it, or you can stuff once the main part is done.
Rnd 17: dec 5 (5)
Fasten off and weave in ends. Stitch on the face felt pieces as pictured. (You can also sew the face pieces on while you’re crocheting the licorice if that is easier for you.)
Now you’re done!
You can eat candy made from yarn right?? Cause I sure want to eat this little licorice. I guess I’ll have to go buy a big tub of it from Costco. Hopefully this doesn’t make you too hungry.
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